Normanhurst Eagles Football Club ran their 2nd annual ADAPT Normo3s event on February 5th 2022. The program is a 1-day, fun-filled, 3-a-side football festival for girls from U5 to U14.
All Spirit FC Youth League players went down to Pennant Hills Oval to referee over 150 players competing in across 50 teams from local clubs Normanhurst Eagles FC, Pennant Hills FC and Roselea FC.
“The success of Normo 3s format comes from the small, sided games giving players lots of opportunity to be on the ball” reflected Nick Deverell, event organiser and Normanhurst Eagles FC Mini’s and Junior Coordinator.
“Our referees enjoyed supporting this event because the players were having fun with friends, and our referees were enjoying time together in a supportive environment for them” stated Izzy Corcoran, Spirit FC Coach.
“This was a great day out for our Spirit Youth League players, and even battles with the rainy weather didn’t stop them from smiling and enjoying themselves”
Roughly 150 Spirit FC players refereed across the course of the female focused event, showing their support for our grassroots community. The club looks to continue its support at these events in the future.
Historic club merger confirms commitment to the future of representative football in North West Sydney
NWS Koalas FC and NWS Spirit FC are proud to officially announce the merging of both clubs for the 2022 winter season.
The new entity will see the unification of previously autonomous female and male football operations under the one banner of NWS Spirit Football Club and will continue to proudly display the Koala logo.
This a landmark time for the region and follows the recent merging of the North West Sydney Women’s Association and the Gladesville Hornsby Football Association to form North West Sydney Football Ltd.
"The vision was to pool resources to provide a best practice for both females and males"
- Tim Martin (previous NWS Koalas FC President and now Board member) stated.
“We are now looking as a collective to raise the standards and amenities, to provide a truly best practice environment and pathway for our players and coaches.” We are already realising the benefits of the combined thinking with our player pathways, strength and conditioning practices, and coach development; the future is looking very exciting” Martin added.
Frank Marchi (NWS Spirit FC chair) added that “the Club is very excited to work hand in hand with the local Association and the local community to establish itself as a force both on and off the park; especially as we further develop the home of North West Sydney Football at Christie Park..”
“Football at the NSW National Premier League level is very competitive and we are looking forward to our Club showcasing the region’s talent in the upcoming seasons.”
NWS Spirit FC has taken their pursuit of world-class development initiatives to new levels by becoming the largest PlayerTek user in the country.
All NWS Spirit players are now using PlayerTek GPS units to assist in monitoring their training and competition loads which helps the coaches design specific training programs
Click here for a video explaining how this is being done
Thanks to Performance Iintelligence Agency through Dr Craig Duncan for helping us make this a reality